This show has been commercially released as "Dick's Picks, Vol. 28"
Promised Land, Deal, Mexicali Blues, Loser, Jack Straw, Don't Ease Me In, Box Of Rain, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Looks Like Rain, Loose Lucy, Beat It On Down The Line, Row Jimmy, El Paso, Big Railroad Blues, Playin' In The Band They Love Each Other, Big River, Tennessee Jed, Greatest Story Ever Told, Dark Star-> Eyes Of The World-> Mississippi Half Step, Me & My Uncle, Not Fade Away-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Not Fade Away
S:MR > cassette > DAT > CDR > EAC > SHN; EAC/SHN by Seth Kaplan; upload by Greg Hamilton; note D3t02 (Eyes): splice @ 3:25
This is a terrific show with two issues: missing songs and Billy's ride. Deal is missing from common sources. The Eaton source supposedly has it but where did that go? Mexicali was on the AUD that apparently used to circulate. IDK why there's only one source on the Archive, at this point, but I've never seen the two tracks anywhere. The SBD mixed Billy's ride louder than any other player or instrument and this becomes very tedious if you listen to the whole show. The 1st set was a very long set for this tour - or any!
First Set. Except for an average Box of Rain & El Paso, the whole set is above average (like much of this whole tour). The Loser & Dough Knees are great. Unfortunately the official release skips ace versions of China>Rider (why the heck are 42sec of China a separate track? That serves nobody). There's no Donna on this Looks Like Rain. Jer throws some Berry-ish riffs in a wild Loose Lucy - "don't take much to spread me on the ground". Fever is high through a Beat it on Down the Line-7 and the Winter '73, uptempo stylee Row Jimmy. Big Railroad is seat-of-pants sizzling and Playing is fast! Beware Donnskreech™. Overall, some great songs and some just Billy's ride.
Second Set. They Love Each Other & Big River are both ace versions. Tennessee Jed is going great then Phil misses two cues, Jer tries to backtrack - twice, and Bobby goes goes back and forth between two keys, lost. After a brief Louie Louie, there's an all-drum intro to Greatest Story, which pretty much trainwrecks before Jer shoots the moon. The Dark Star is a '73 classic. 17min to lyrics, some nice jams, some graveyard, it's all there. It's too bad we're missing a minute of Eyes of the World (the whole 1st solo on the official, which patches the gap with the version from the 22nd, which happens to have been the best Eyes of the month). The remaining sequence is gold. Note Me & My Uncle is in the "Berry slot". Goin' Down the Road is long, with a few crazy sections that smack of '71. The final Not Fade is rendered unlistenable by the '73 Bobby skreech.
1st Set: B 2nd Set: B+
Overall = 4
(would be 4½ if a good mix existed; but that will never happen; plus missing songs)
China Cat Sunflower>I Know You Rider - maybe better than 11/17
Loose Lucy - R & B territory
Row Jimmy - '73 was a peak year/arrangement
Big Railroad Blues - sizzling groundwires
They Love Each Other - great example from tour fave
Big River - Jer couldn't wait to play it
Dark Star - sunny meadows and graveyards
Me & My Uncle - in set-peak position
Not Fade Away>Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad - shades of '71
SOURCES: One SBD streaming source (pitched slightly fast, but noticeable; needs -1%). Most of the show on Dick's Picks #28. DP28 missing 9, SBD missing 2.
jjf47 - No one bothered with your question because it seems like you are saying "I don't know how to click the play button". So, giving you the benefit of the doubt, we're assuming you're saying "come help me with my computer" - which we can not do. Grab somebody that can help you with your browser, extensions, etc. (e.g. toggle the lightning bolt at the top if your browser is pre-Flash). With a USB audio interface or pro adapter (or pro soundcard on older/trad machines) and something other than ultra lo-fi earbuds (and, no, none of them on the market can properly reproduce frequencies - that's just physics), you can stream at hi fidelity through headphones, your stereo...there are myriad solutions! Conversely you could be like swervn (below), who hallucinated the Wall of Sound one year before it was built, and an acoustic encore! Cheers, GL
March 29, 2016 Subject:
Jerry's solo in Greatest Story from about 3:05 on, and 3:30 on in particular, is a beauty
February 27, 2016 Subject:
Thank You for a real good time
I am glad this is available for a listen.
1st set a nice mix of rockers and ballads.
All well done, Lucy, RxR blues from Jerry
Bob sharp on his tunes as well.
17 wonderful minutes of P.I.T.B.
2nd set T.L.E.O opener!
Jed, Greatest Story!!
Full show 1973 that features Dark Star>Eyes>Half Step.
Note:17 minutes to the first verse of Dark Star.
The Eyes is super fast paced and so is half-Step!
Everything after the Rio Grande is gravy!!!
Yeah, I am going to go out on a limb and give it 5 stars.
December 2, 2015 Subject:
Things I notice about this show
A really hard rockin' Big Railroad. Not much else! Spirited and very good playing, but ah, so many better shows from this year!
January 23, 2015 Subject:
Yep, Top Shelf
Highlights: Playing In The Band, Greatest Story Ever Told (Donna), Dark Star, Going Down The Road Feeling Bad
January 20, 2015 Subject:
This show has a warm vibe and is extremely likable.
1st set + Dark Star makes it.
March 29, 2013 Subject:
Some of the reviews here are from prior to the Dick's Picks release, when this show probably was available for streaming, and, quite possibly download.
The reviews would certainly still be a resource for anyone considering purchasing the official release.
That's kind of the purpose of an archive.
It would be counterproductive to delete all reference to a show just because it can't be accessed here, wouldn't it?
March 29, 2013 Subject:
Stop bitching about the band's super laxed streaming policies
JJF47... I don't see the point of your complaint. Yes, you can't stream the show from this source here. Yes, there are current reviews on this page for a show that you cannot stream directly from the archive, so go access your Dick's Picks copy, listen there, and quite whining.
Or for that matter, stream or download the tens of thousands of hours of other quality GD shows that haven't been released. Stop pretending you don't have access to this show. If you're part of the trading community, you can find it. I think you're arguing a majority tired point with this whole "why post it if its not streamable" tangent.
People are reviewing here based on the Dick's Picks transfer, true. But really you are hearing the same show, same quality, and I feel like you can post an informed review on this page reflecting the DP transfer.
This is one of the best shows of Winter 73' and a longtime favorite of mine.
Winers quit wining. Enjoy whats here and fill in the rest by being resourceful.
February 27, 2013 Subject:
this is in response to jpmf. thanks. i noticed that though. it seems you're telling me the reviews below are from people who have dick's picks and not from the archive listing here. So why is the site here then? it still doesn't make sense to me if the reviews relate to the release of dick's picks and nothing else. the listing here is worthless in other words. to me there has to be a way to access the listing, if not it should be removed, and i'm still no giving it a rating.
i've asked this many times before and as far as i can tell no one can give me an answer....
how do you listen to a show like this that has no available streaming or listening device available to access?
there seem to be a number of available reviews, even one earlier from today, but how was the show accessed?
any insight will be appreciated.
again, i can't rate something i can't access, so i'm going to give this show no rating. i'll check back throughout the day to see if anyone has responded....
February 26, 2013 Subject:
as noted at the top of the page ...
This show has been commercially released as "Dick's Picks, Vol. 28".
So, to listen to it, among other options, you can buy it.
February 26, 2013 Subject:
This night, the first half of DP28, is absolute dynamite. Even though the release is missing quite a few tracks from the overall show, coupled with the following show @ the Salt it makes for one of the better DP releases out there.
Highlights are too numerous to count - they're way out there for this show! Check out in particular how long they air out that B-flat Eyes jam - wowsers!
HOWEVER, deadheads being deadheads, I would love to hear the leftovers! This full board *is* still out there on the interwebz, but how's about a kind archivist throwing the extras up on this site? You just *know* it would be good karma, right? :) :) :)
August 16, 2011 Subject:
Best Big Railroad Blues Ever!
Jerry is extremely inspired and this version stands apart from all others.
The rest of this ain't too shabby either.
March 25, 2009 Subject:
can anyone help out a fellow head?
if there is anyone out there who downloaded this show before it was removed and is willing to trade i will trade a few shows for just this one. having dicks picks 28 did the job for a while but ide really like to hear the missing songs from this complete version of the show. if anyone can help ide greatly appreciate it, thanks
April 8, 2005 Subject:
Dick's Picks 28 leftovers -- where the heck are they??!!
December 30, 2004 Subject:
And what a long strange trip its been...................
This was my first show and of all my shows, I still feel it was the best. The Wall of Sound actually frightened me as I hallucinated the first chord would blow us all out of the place!!! The China/Rider was one I have never forgotten and the set from Tennessee Jed through Eyes of the World took me to places I can only describe as otherworldly. The one interesting part I remember (somebody correct me if I'm confused) was the NFA > GDTRFB > NFA. The Pershing management/Lincoln Police were trying to get the boys to quit as they had gone overtime (imagine that) They turned the house lights on at the end of the first NFA and then shut the power off to the stage at the end of GDTRFB. I recall Bobby and Jerry picking up acoustics and continuing back into NFA until the Lincoln Police actually escorted them from the stage. As with most shows, the recordings can never do justice to what was a spectacular show. The next twenty two years helped me appreciate what a fabulous show this was!!
June 1, 2004 Subject:
Doesn't hold up as a complete show
The Dark Star>Eyes>1/2 Step is great, and even the NFA combo is good, but as a whole, I don't think the show holds up as well as a lot of other February 73 shows.
Still with a listen or two.